TWENTYNINE PALMS HIGH SCHOOL WINS THE 50TH ANNUAL BATTLE OF THE BELL

By Ernest Martinez Head Coach, Twentynine Palms High Scholl Football The Twentynine Palms High School Wildcats clinched a CIF Southern Section playoff game with a 34-12 victory over Yucca Valley Friday night. Playing in the 50th annual Battle of the Bell, the Wildcats fell behind 6-0 early, and then scored

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TWO KILLED IN MULTI-VEHICLE CRASH IN YUCCA VALLEY THIS AFTERNOON

Updated 11/5/17 8 a.m. with second victim’s identity

Updated 11/4/17 9 a.m. with additional details from the Sheriff’s Dept.

Updated 11/4/17 7:30 a.m. with one victim’s identity

Two people were killed and two people were injured following a multi-vehicle crash in Yucca Valley Friday afternoon. According to Deputy Ryan Arthurton,

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LOW-INCOME SENIORS, DISABLED, MAY APPLY TO POSTPONE PROPERTY TAX PAYMENTS

The state of California is once again allowing some residents to postpone paying their property taxes. Reporter Rebecca Havely says if you are low-income or disabled, you may be eligible…

There is help available if you can’t afford your property taxes. If you are at least 62 years old, or

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FREE NUTRITION AND EXERCISE CLASS TUESDAY AT TWENTYNINE PALMS SENIOR CENTER

The county is offering a free exercise and nutrition class on Tuesdays, through November 7. The classes will cover nutrition guidelines, medication management, and stretching, balance, and flexibility exercises. The one-hour classes will be held at the Twentynine Palms Senior Center on Adobe Road at 9:30 a.m. There will be

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NIGHT SKY FESTIVAL NEXT WEEKEND

Sky’s the Limit and Joshua Tree National Park are co-sponsoring a night sky festival this weekend, Friday, November 10, through Sunday, November 12. The free events—which will include solar viewing and an astronomy fair by day, and night sky viewing and astronomy programs by night—run from 5 p.m. Friday, November

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ENTRIES NEEDED FOR 20TH ANNUAL FESTIVAL OF LIGHTS PARADE

The Yucca Valley Rotary Club is now accepting applications for its 20th annual Festival of Lights parade. Reporter Andrew Dieleman enlightens you on how to participate in the parade…

Entries are now being accepted for the 20th annual Yucca Valley Festival of Lights parade. The light parade is set for

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VETERANS’ DAY TRIBUTE IN TWENTYNINE PALMS, DESERT HOT SPRINGS SATURDAY

The City of Twentynine Palms will host the Morongo Basin’s Veterans Day Tribute 2017. This annual event alternates each year between the Town of Yucca Valley and the City of Twentynine Palms. There will be static equipment displays from law enforcement, fire departments, and the military, as well as music,

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DESERT HOT SPRINGS MAN ACCUSED OF PLOTTING TO KILL POLICE OFFICERS

A Desert Hot Springs man was arrested Friday, accused of plotting to ambush and kill police officers and civilians. According to the Desert Hot Springs police, officers received a tip from a Desert Hot Springs business that Oscar Rene Parra Rincon, 39, had illegally purchased ammunition and was planning to

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TURN CLOCKS BACK AN HOUR

Spring forward, fall back. Yes, it’s that time again. Reporter Rebecca Havely reminds us to not only change our clocks, but also smoke alarm batteries…

Daylight Saving Time ends Sunday, which means it’s time to change our clocks again. In March, we “spring” forward one hour, so on the first

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COOK’S BILL ON HELIUM PASSES HOUSE, GOES TO SENATE

A bill sponsored by Representative Paul Cook of Yucca Valley to amend the Mineral Leasing Act to allow helium extraction from federal lands—under the same terms as those for gas and oil—was passed by the House of Representatives Wednesday. Helium is used not only for balloons, but in MRIs, air-to-missile

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29 PALMS ART GALLERY OPENING RECEPTION SATURDAY

The 29 Palms Art Gallery will hold its opening reception Saturday, November 4, for its new art show. Featured artists include Doug Dolde and Paula Izydorek, along with guild members. Come meet the artists from 5 to 7 p.m. and enjoy light refreshments. The show runs through November 26. Gallery

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NEW SHOW OPENS THIS WEEKEND AT GALLERY 62 IN JOSHUA TREE

Gallery 62’s new art exhibition, “Autumn Allure” is now on display at the gallery in downtown Joshua Tree. Featured artists this month include Heather Sprague, Ed Keesling, Susan Kearns, Elijah Grubbs, and Cheryl Kandel. Paul Morehead will show his latest landscape photographs in the Signature room. An opening reception is

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CHAPARRAL ARTISTS GUILD TO HOLD JUDGED PHOTO SHOW

Photographers are invited to submit artwork to the Chaparral Artists Art Guild’s Fall Photo Show. Bring your photos to Rainbow Stew Thursday, November 9, from 4:30 to 6 p.m. or Friday, November 10, from 10:30 to noon. An opening reception and awards ceremony are set for 1:30 p.m. Sunday, November

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DON’T MISS THE WEED SHOW THIS WEEKEND IN TWENTYNINE PALMS

With roots going back to the 1940s, the Twentynine Palms Historical Society’s annual Weed Show at the Old Schoolhouse Museum is as much a part of fall as the cool temperatures. Reporter Mike Lipsitz has more…

The Weed Show is one of Twentynine Palms’ oldest and most unique artistic traditions.

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EATING DISORDERS EXPLORED AT LIFETREE CAFÉ

How to cope with eating disorders and other problems rooted in trauma will be explored at tomorrow’s Lifetree Café. The program, titled “Triumph Over Trauma: One Woman’s Struggle with Anorexia,” features a filmed interview with a victim of anorexia whose eating disorder threatened to end her life.

During the free

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ESSENTIAL OILS CLASS AT RAINBOW STEW

If you are wondering what essential oils are all about, Rainbow Stew in Yucca Valley will hold free informational introduction classes. You’ll be able to experience the oils and see for yourself how many uses they have. Classes will be held November 6 and 27, at 4 p.m., and November

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JOGGING SAFETY TIPS

Many people enjoy jogging or running, but if they’re not careful, they can be victimized by criminals. Runners or joggers are often so preoccupied with their run that they are not paying attention to their surroundings or realize what is happening around them. Reporter Eric Knabe offers the following personal

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ZUMBA-THON TO BENEFIT REACH OUT MORONGO BASIN

Reach Out Morongo Basin will hold a Zumba-thon in November as part of the annual Give Big campaign. The Zumba-thon is set for Saturday, November 18, from 10 to 2 at the Twentynine Palms Senior Center. Participants will give donations to take part in the Zumba-thon. Reach Out is looking

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YUCCA VALLEY HIGH SCHOOL GIRLS’ VOLLEYBALL IN CIF-QUARTER FINALS AT HOME TONIGHT

The Yucca Valley High School girls’ varsity volleyball team will host the Archer School for Girls in the CIF quarter-finals tonight. The play-off game begins at 7 p.m. in the Yucca Valley High School Trojan gym. Doors will open at 6 p.m.

YUCCA VALLEY MAN ARRESTED, CHILDREN TAKE, AFTER “OVERWHELMING” AMOUNT OF ANIMAL FECES FOUND IN HOME

A Yucca Valley man was arrested, and three children were removed after deputies found an “overwhelming” amount of animal feces and urine inside his home. According to the Sheriff’s Department, deputies were called about noon Wednesday, to make a welfare check in the 58000 block of Carlyle Drive in Yucca

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